Niagara Gazette


October 17, 2013

Bill Hilts, Jr.'s Fish Forecast for Friday, October 18


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6. Finger Lakes-Inland Waters

Surplus Trout Stocking – DEC announced that some surplus brood stock have been planted in Southern Tier waters where year-round angling is an option such as Allen Lake, Case Lake, and Birch Run Pond. These breeder trout are over two years old so they are much bigger in size. Call the Randolph hatchery stocking hotline at 358-4950 for the full report.

Oneida Lake – Not much improvement with the evening walleye bite for shoreline casters. With cooling temperatures and rain, that could improve in the near future. Right now your best bet is to chase yellow perch in 10-20 feet of water with live bait like minnows and worms, or using jigs – clean or tipped with live bait.

Bill Hilts Jr. is an outdoor writer with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation. Contact him at

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